August 2018

Lawmakers Push to Sanction Chinese Officials Over Xinjiang Camps

  • Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:26

Members of Congress are pressuring the Trump administration to confront Beijing over the mass roundup of Muslims in internment camps, urging travel and financial sanctions be clamped on senior Chinese officials involved in the detentions.

A Culture Destroyed: China Expunges Uyghur Identity

  • Wed, 08/29/2018 - 22:24

They must apologize repeatedly for wearing long clothes in Muslim style, praying, teaching the Qur’an to their children. Those who refuse to do so are punished with solitary confinement, beatings and food deprivation.”

A woman stands behind a pillar during the Eid al-Adha festival at a Chinese mosque.JASON LEE / REUTERS

China Is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness

  • Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:00

The country is putting Muslims in internment camps—and causing real psychological damage in the process.

Undated photo of poet Cui Haoxin, a member of China's Hui Muslim ethnic group known by his pen name An Ran, who was questioned by state security police after he sent and retweeted posts about political re-education camps in Xinjiang.

China's Bid to Silence Poet Highlights 'Human Rights Disaster' of Xinjiang Camps

  • Tue, 08/28/2018 - 00:00

PEN America says police attempts to silence Hui Muslim poet An Ran is a bid to stifle public awareness of the mass detention program in Xinjiang.

China extends Uighur crackdown beyond its borders

  • Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:37

Beijing exerts pressure on neighbouring countries to monitor dissident émigré

An ethnic Uighur man has his beard trimmed after prayers in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in June 2017. The circumstances of this trim is not clear. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Why the Muslim world isn't saying anything about China’s repression and 'cultural cleansing' of its downtrodden Muslim minority

  • Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:36

Muslim countries have been silent over China's crackdown on its Uighurs, a Muslim-majority ethnic minority in the country's west.

Uighur political demonstration waving Uighur and Turkish flags. Photo: AP

Shocking reports from Xinjiang before visit

  • Mon, 08/27/2018 - 21:34

Activists in Norway despair after shocking reports that one million Uighurs are kept in secret camps in Xinjiang. They ask Norwegian politicians to bring the matter up with China.

Police officers on duty in the vicinity of a center believed to be used for re-education in Xinjiang's Korla city, Nov. 2, 2017.

More Than One in 10 Residents of Xinjiang Township Held in Political ‘Re-Education Camps’

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:47

Around 22,000 people are held in three camps in Toqsun township, a police station employee says.

The Repression of Uyghurs Is Now an All-Out War Against a People

  • Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:14

Uyghurs fear that Beijing wants nothing less than for them to disappear as a people.